At the beginning of each school year, Carasmark provides as many children as possible with a backpack full of school supplies. Having the necessary supplies can help give a child the confidence needed for a successful year of learning. We target communities where there are children with a specific need for backpacks and other supplies.
Families who are working to make ends meet are provided with a bag of food staples as a gesture of support and encouragement. Proper nutrition is an essential part of a child’s well-being. Carasmark strives to meet that need.
Book Project (new in 2016)
To help foster a love of reading in young children, Carasmark volunteers will read a book to a classroom of Kindergarten students and then give each child in the class a copy of that book to keep.
Financial assistance is provided to families who have lost a child and find themselves in the unfortunate position of having to plan and pay for a funeral. This support is meant simply as an act of kindness.